Sophisticated and complex. A distinctly different bourbon created with precise craftsmanship. Made from our signature “high rye” recipe and the marriage of select barrels carefully chosen by our Master Distiller. 1792 Bourbon has an expressive and elegant flavor profile. Unmistakable spice mingles with sweet caramel and vanilla to create a bourbon that is incomparably brash and bold, yet smooth and balanced. Elevating whiskey to exceptional new heights, 1792 Bourbon is celebrated by connoisseurs worldwide.
Featuring some of the best brisket and pulled pork in town. Try the fan favorite – the “Que Ritto” – a giant tortilla stuffed with brisket, Mac n cheese and BBQ sauce then topped with brisket chili and cheese.
There’s bourbon. And then there’s divine inspiration painstakingly crafted into a spirit so sublime you’ll want to share it with the world. We make the second one. Angel’s Envy is what happens when 200 years of bourbon tradition meet an independent master craftsman’s instinct to improve. It’s a total return to the art of craft-first, hand blended batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time. We personally taste every barrel throughout each step of the aging process to ensure that the spirits meet our perfectionist standards. This would be enough for any other premium bourbon, but we think you deserve more. That’s why we finish every one of our whiskeys in hand-selected finishing barrels. For an added layer of flavor and complexity, our bourbon and special cask strength are finished in ruby port casks, and our rye is finished in rum barrels. There’s no set time for this process. It’s only Angel’s Envy when we say it is.
ANGRY BIRD GRILL
Stop by Angry Bird Grill and check out the medieval hand-forged iron grill. Grab a jumbo sized turkey leg hand or try some Cajun grilled chicken on a skewer. Pick the gourmet sauce of your choice: ginger sriracha, bourbon BBQ or a homemade remoulade sauce.
Barrell Craft Spirits, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is an independent bottler of unique, aged, cask-strength sourced whiskey and rum spirits. We conceive of, design, launch, and talk about Spirits with a focus on what people want now and not what has been successful in the past. This affords us access to some of the most interesting and delicious spirits in the world.
Barrell Craft Spirits blends products that explore the unique effects of different distillation methods, barrels and aging environments, and bottles them at cask strength. Every batch is produced as a limited release and has an intentionally distinct flavor profile. Barrell Craft Spirits has received numerous awards including Best Bourbon, Best Small Batch Bourbon, Double Gold and Best Over Proof Rum at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
In 1796, Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. broke ‘the rules’ by mixing small grains into the mash of a traditional corn base. A Maryland transplant unafraid to stand out amidst the residing establishment, Basil conjectured that the spicy flavor of rye would be a striking complement to the sweet smoothness of corn in his distillery’s standard bourbon. And much to the chagrin of the traditionalist set, Basil was right. His recipe was a masterpiece, resulting in a unique, singular small batch bourbon whiskey that was blessed with rich hints of peppermint, notes of pepper, slight citrus overtones, and a spicy, warming finish.
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Expanding on the freshness of the product with homemade salsas and more fresh toppings, Ben’s offer all our items (Drunken Lime Chicken, Spicy Beef, Chorizo, or Vegan Nopalitos and Roasted Pepper) either as a bowl or as tacos with a bean and rice side. We’ll add chips and salsa/guac option and Vanilla Sugar Churro bites for a sweet option.
BLACK ROCK GRILLE
BRG serves the only rock grilled burger & hand-cut fries in the 502. Making everything by hand, from the mayonnaise to the guacamole to the hand-cut fries, and NEVER using any frozen ingredients. They also grill the burgers on a black rock basalt stone (hence the name, Black Rock Grille!) that adds intense flavor while getting the perfect sear on each and every burger.
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With Hot coffee, iced coffee, mochas, Cubans and delicious Macchiato’s, Blackbeard’s has something for everyone.
The finest bourbon in the world comes from a single barrel. It is never blended with whiskey from any other barrel. It’s a costly, painstaking way to produce bourbon. For a bourbon’s peak maturity varies from barrel to barrel and only a master distiller can determine the exact moment whiskey has extracted enough flavor from the wood. He vigilantly monitors each barrel until aged to perfection.
BLOODY BUTCHER’S CREED
The first batch of our experimental line, this limited edition bourbon will give you a taste of what’s coming in 2019. Made with our bloody butcher corn back in 2014 as a trial run for our corn, it’s ready to come out of the barrel and into your home. Enjoy its fruity aromas and soft oaky taste neat or on the rocks.
About Jeptha Creed:
Located in Shelbyville, KY, Jeptha Creed Distillery uses old fashioned methods to meet today’s demanding modern tastes. They use only the finest ingredients, locally grown and sourced to ensure their products meet the highest expectations for quality and flavor. Owned and operated by dynamic mother and daughter duo Joyce and Autumn Nethery, Jeptha Creed sits on 64 acres of farmland, where they grow the Bloody Butcher Corn used for all of their products, including vodka, moonshine, and bourbon.
Booker’s® Bourbon is a rare barrel-strength bourbon, bottled uncut and unfiltered*. But you obviously know a good bit about bourbon, because you don’t end up here by mistake. We don’t advertise. We don’t do social media. We just do bourbon.
We focus on the sweet spot. The center of the rackhouse where the temperature and humidity stars align to create the deepest and most intense flavors. Once it’s aged to perfection, which always varies, the liquid is bottled uncut and unfiltered*. We don’t add, we don’t water down, and we don’t apologize for it. For some people, it may be too much. But for true bourbon fans, it’s probably the best ever.
BOONE COUNTY DISTILLING
Reminiscent of the days when bourbon was celebrated as the life-blood of the region, our new distillery is 5,000 square feet set on 2.5 acres. It includes a 500-gallon pot still, four fermenters and a small bottling line with a capacity of hundreds of barrels of small batch bourbon a year. Barrels will be stored on site, in a 3,000-square-foot warehouse behind the distillery. In every detail of our operation, we’ve respected our history while investing in our future. Our tag line, “Made by Ghosts®,” harkens to the early pioneers who crafted spirits in Boone County more than 100 years ago.
Boone County Distilling Co. is a proud member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®. We are open to the public for guided tours and tastings Wednesday-Sunday. We offer a behind the scenes grain to glass experience and a tasting of our available products.
BOSS HOG BBQ
Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, and Ribs slowly marinated in Boss Hog’s signature mouth-watering rub and hickory smoked for hours. Stop by and witness the whole hog roast. Truly a sight to be seen.
John, Abraham, Joseph and Isaac Bowman were Virginia militia officers in the American Revolutionary War. In 1779, they led thirty pioneer families to Madison County, Kentucky and established Bowman’s Station. Later, the brothers helped establish and settle Fayette County. They were legends, admired and respected by fellow settlers for their courage and bravery. This hand-crafted bourbon whiskey is a tribute to these four heroic Bowman Brothers.
Ancient buffalo carved paths through the wilderness that led American pioneers and explorers to new frontiers. One such trail led to the banks of the Kentucky River where Buffalo Trace Distillery has been making bourbon whiskey the same way for more than 200 years. In tribute to the mighty buffalo and the rugged, independent spirit of the pioneers who followed them, we created our signature Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Bulleit Bourbon is made with small-batch techniques inspired by those pioneered by Augustus Bulleit over 150 years ago. Only ingredients of the very highest quality are used. The subtlety and complexity of Bulleit Bourbon come from its unique blend of rye, corn, and barley malt, along with special strains of yeast and pure Kentucky limestone filtered water. Due to its especially high rye content, Bulleit Bourbon has a bold, spicy character with a finish that’s distinctively clean and smooth. Medium amber in color, with gentle spiciness and sweet oak aromas. Mid-palate is smooth with tones of maple, oak, and nutmeg. Finish is long, dry, and satiny with a light toffee flavor.
CAPTAIN NEMO’S SEAFOOD
Captain Nemo ascends from the depths of the ocean to serve up some of the best seafood around. The crab cakes and grilled shrimp skewers are crowd favorites.
Cheese Louise offers gourmet grilled cheese melts like The Seazy Cheesy, The Hot Chick (you guessed it – Buffalo Chicken), The Fat Slab and their newest addition, The Ravenous Pig with PILE of pulled pork and more.
Chicago Dog House
Chicago’s Dog House rolls into Louder Than Life with their gourmet Game Sausages. With over the top ingredients and band inspired creations you will find yourself having a mouth-watering melt down. Our favorite? The Smoked Alligator Sausage marinated in an Asian chili sauce and topped with caramelized onions.
Citizen 7 is a purveyor of authentic South American street food. Made from Scratch + Crafted with Love. With specialty tacos like Duck Carnitas, Beef Barbacoa, and Mojo Pork Belly, Citizen 7 does not disappoint.
John Foster embarked in small-production spirits in 2009 when he joined ranks with John Little to become one of the founding distillers at Smooth Ambler Spirits. Taking on the role of National Sales Director not long after its launch, John splits his time between his home and Smooth Ambler headquarters in West Virginia, and on the road as former-distiller, spirits educator, sales guru, and aficionado of a good Old Fashioned.
Coopers’ Craft bourbon is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which uses a unique beech and birch charcoal-filter finishing process for a smooth and flavorful bourbon. As the only major distiller to make its own new barrels, Coopers’ Craft leverages our knowledge of barrels and expertise with wood to create a remarkably smooth bourbon that pays tribute to our Coopers’.
Located in the historic Whiskey Row of downtown Louisville, Doc Crow’s offers the freshest flavors of American Southern cuisine. The traditional menu celebrates classic seafood favorites from the coastal areas and diverse barbecue styles found throughout the interior regions. This Southern institution pays homage to its Whiskey Row location with a wide selection of the world’s great whiskies and a focus on America’s Native Spirit, bourbon.
As founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F C. Distillery. There, he developed innovative techniques that are still in use today. Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.
Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. The rareness of this great breed of bourbon is evident in its complex aroma, as well as the smooth and lingering taste. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience.
Through our dedication to the craft of smoking meats, great recipes, and humble, attentive customer service, Eli’s BBQ has become an institution in Cincinnati. Now, since we’ve opened in Louisville, all you locals can enjoy our delicious pulled pork, smoked turkey and our specialty loaded all beef smoked hot dogs.
Long before the term Small Batch even existed, our Master Distillers were hand-selecting just the right number of barrels to make Elijah Craig. This expertise and attention to detail give Elijah Craig Small Batch the right balance of rich flavor and full body. Each small batch carries a signature warm spice and subtle smoke flavor. A combination that belongs in any Bourbon fan’s regular rotation.
ELMER T. LEE
Named after Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, this whiskey is hand selected and bottled to the taste and standards of Elmer T. Lee himself. Perfectly balanced and rich, as declared by the man who knows how great bourbon should taste.
Evan Williams is a smooth, easy to drink Bourbon named after Evan Williams who, in 1783, opened Kentucky’s first commercial distillery along the banks of the Ohio River. Many years and barrels later, we’re still producing Bourbon with the same time-honored methods that Evan Williams did years ago.
Only Four Roses handcrafts 10 distinct and extraordinary Bourbon recipes, then mingles them by hand to create our family of award-winning brands. Artistry such as this is how we survived Prohibition, The Great Depression, Two World Wars, and 40 years of exile from the US, only to be named American Whisky Distiller of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 – four times in the last five years – by Whisky Magazine. Handcrafting this way may be a bit more time consuming, but one sip, and you’ll no doubt agree, it’s worth the extra effort.
FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY
Try an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch funnel cake fresh and hot, ready to eat!
An authentic artisanal gelato shop serving gelato, sorbetto, homemade crepes and locally baked cookies. Over twenty flavors of gelato to choose from, made from scratch each day using the best local and Italian ingredients we can find. Italian spoken!
Heine Brothers’ Coffee
Stay energized while you rock out at Louder Than Life and grab a cup of coffee from Heine Brothers!
Heine Brothers’ is a 100% fair trade & organic coffee roaster. They opened their 1st shop in October 1994 in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, and now have 13 shops and a mobile Airstream espresso bar, all in Louisville. From the beginning, Heine Brothers’ has been committed to operating responsibly and sustainably – donating to numerous community groups, recycling, being founding members of the world’s 1st fair-trade coffee buying cooperative, buying locally.
HULL AND HIGHWATER
Hull & High Water never Flounders on Service and Quality! You are soon to be Herring our Name Around Town. Remember, The World is Your Oyster so, stop on in just for the Halibut!
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Say ‘aloha’ to your hunger with freshly-made Yaki-Soba noodles from Island Noodles! Made with buckwheat and traditionally served in Hawaii, these noodles are stir-fried with fresh garlic, ginger and a mix of vegetables, and simmered in a secret, light island sauce to offer a unique noodle dish with a high flavor profile.
We do things a little differently around here – and that’s what gives Jack Daniel’s its distinctive character. We charcoal mellow our whiskey drop by drop, then let it age in our own handcrafted barrels. And we don’t follow a calendar. Our Tennessee Sippin’ Whiskey is ready only when our tasters say it is. We use our senses, just like Jack Daniel himself did. In fact, more than a century later, our Tennessee Whiskey is still judged the same way. By the way it looks. By the way it smells. And, of course, by the way it tastes.
We make our bourbon in small batches, ridiculously small batches. This enables us to showcase the different flavors that result from the wood in each barrel, as in the case of single barrel bourbons. We maintain the consistency that is found in small batch bottling through our barrel selections and compare it to making dinner for 8 friends rather than 80 people.
The reason Jim Beam® Bourbon is the world’s #1 Kentucky bourbon is because we’ve been at it for over 200 years. Seven generations of Beams have kept our secret bourbon-making process alive, while battling the wilds of Kentucky, the Great Depression, two wars, and a pesky little thing called Prohibition. Now you can see our 200 year legacy come to life, and sample our Kentucky bourbon, at the new American Stillhouse right here in Clermont, KY. Come as friends, leave as family.
JIM BEAM BLACK
Elegant. Smooth. Refined. That’s what extra aging will do to bourbon. And now Jim Beam Black® is officially the #1 rated bourbon in the world after winning the Bourbon Trophy, the highest awarded accolade in the bourbon category at the 2016 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).
JOELLA’S HOT CHICKEN
What is Hot Chicken? A Nashville iconic food: it’s a sweet-mean flavor that you won’t forget. Hot chicken takes your traditional Southern fried chicken and gives it “spirit” by adding different levels of spice blends that creates a flavor explosion that will keep you coming back for more. At Joella’s we live and breathe southern spirit. It’s about tradition, hard work and a deep bond of family. It’s about calling your momma on a whim, the beauty of sweet tea and where fried chicken is the best chicken. We honor these traditions by staying true to our roots with an obsession and creative flair of scratch cooking that brings out the original flavors of time-honored recipes.
The nose on this rye has elements of sweet pine, honey, nougat, vanilla, cloves and lavender. Oaky undertones, subtle cedar saw dust or fresh split cedar. Rich in consistency and not forwardly spicy on the nose. It immediately coats the entire palate and nutmeg and cinnamon give way to pepper spice with vanilla on the front and anise across the middle. Subtle cinnamon spice clings to the finish.
THIS BIG FLAVOR HASN’T GONE ANYWHERE. The extra aging, longer than nearly every other small batch offering, allows our bourbon to absorb more of the sugar from the wood, giving it a richer taste. And treating our American white oak barrels with the highest char level brings out even more distinctive flavor qualities during the aging process. When it’s all done, we take our original Knob Creek Bourbon from barrel to bottle at an honest 100 proof, and our Single Barrel Reserve at 120 proof, just like it was done before prohibition.
Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon has its origins in the long and colorful history of John E. Fitzgerald and the Old Fitzgerald brand. According to lore, John E. Fitzgerald built a distillery on the banks of the Kentucky River in the 1870s and sold his fine Bourbon to rail lines, steamships, and private clubs. The Old Fitzgerald brand was first registered in the 1880s by S.C. Herbst, and was eventually sold to Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle during Prohibition. Pappy moved production of Old Fitz to his distillery where it became the first great wheated Bourbon and eventually one of the most famous Bourbon brands in the world.
Fresh Lobster Rolls, served hot or cold, drizzled in drawn butter and lemon with side of slaw and a homemade biscuit.
Feeling Cheesy? Come down to Mac Attack and satisfy your craving for some good old comfort food. Try a variety of Mac n Cheese variations including Lobster Mac, Bacon-Jalapeno Mac, Teriyaki Chicken Mac, and Buffalo Chicken Mac.
From our hand-selected ingredients to our meticulous, inefficient process to the way we bottle and sell our bourbon, Maker’s Mark has always gone against the grain. Fact is, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We age Maker’s 46 a bit longer inside barrels containing seared French oak staves. The staves create bolder, more complex flavors – while eliminating the bitterness that usually comes with whiskies that are aged longer.
MASTER OF PATTIES
MASTER, MASTER… You will feel like the master after you gorge your metal self on the finest burgers at Louder than Life!
MERLE’S WHISKEY KITCHEN
Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen is a toe-tappin classic whiskey hall located in Downtown Louisville on Whiskey Row. Featuring an award-winning menu of Southern/American cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails. We host live music from local, regional, as well as national artists.
Originally known as Shenk’s and later as Bomberger’s, the whiskey company which ultimately became known as Michter’s was founded by John Shenk, a Swiss Mennonite farmer, in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania in 1753. In its earliest days, Shenk’s produced whiskey from rye grain, a favorite local crop in the Pennsylvania Blue Mountain Valley where the distillery was located. According to Pennsylvania historical lore, commemorated by the Lebanon Valley Coin Club in 1978, this particular rye whiskey was so valued that when the Revolutionary War broke out, General George Washington visited the distillery and purchased whiskey to fortify his men as they hunkered down in their camp through the long, brutal winter at Valley Forge. Over 200 years later the Michter’s Pennsylvania management would say Michter’s was “the whiskey that warmed the American Revolution.” In the mid-1800s, Pennsylvania Dutchman Abraham Bomberger purchased the distillery from the Shenk family, and the distillery became known for many decades as Bomberger’s. Today, Michter’s has two locations in Kentucky – a 65,000 square foot distillery in the Shively section of Louisville and, currently under renovation, the architecturally significant Fort Nelson Building in downtown Louisville.
The Midway Cafe is more than just a bar and restaurant. It is home to anyone who enters its doors, and in a home is family. We invite you to come eat, drink and write your own line into the history book of Midway Cafe.
MIKE’S KENTUCKY KITCHEN
These guys crank out the best burgers you’ve ever had. Topped with BBQ Sauce to Onion Rings and Bacon, they’ll keep you coming back for more. Try the PRIME RIB BURGER. Yep – bun, burger, prime rib, toppings. For round 2 go in for their specialty fried chicken sandwiches with choices Asian garlic hoison, buffalo sauce or honey butter.
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Feel yourself transport to Ancient Greece when you taste the divine flavors Mount Olympus is serving up! Choose from a variety of Mediterranean delights, from gyros to falafel, chicken and beef. Items are served in pita bread, burrito or on a bed of mixed greens and can be topped with a number of options, including salsa, feta cheese, hummus, guacamole, Kalamata olive and sundried tomato.
New Riff Distilling of Newport, Kentucky waited four very long years to release their first whiskeys. Now they’re bringing their freshly launched New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon to Bourbon & Beyond 2018. New Riff Distilling opened in 2014 and has been distilling Sour Mash Kentucky Bourbon on a 60-foot Vendome copper column still ever since. Be among the first Bourbon lovers in the country to taste this dynamic new high-rye, unfiltered Bourbon from a progressive, independently owned distillery.
Bourbon enthusiasts and bartenders today are seeking the genuine article. They have found a kindred spirit in America’s First Bottled Bourbon®. Nearly a century and a half later after its inception, the originality of old forester continues to be the source of inspiration for many new and distinctly flavorful expressions. We invite you to tour our Old Forester Bourbons. You will find that each offers its own distinct bourbon experience.
Our family’s very first bourbon went into barrel in 1889. We’ve revived the craft in our own state-of-the-art distillery, where we use the finest ingredients. We believe that patience builds character & fine bourbon can never be rushed. All under one roof, select Kentucky Peerless grains are milled, cooked, fermented, double-distilled and barreled as bourbon & rye. Allow us to share our distinctively authentic distillery and family history with you; we look forward to it.
PHAT DADDY’S CREOLE
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You can’t beat PHAT DADDY’S jambalaya. It’s taken to a completely new level when smothered in the crawfish etouffee. Get on the gator bites and the saucy spicy crawfish. Some people say Kentucky isn’t the South. Well it sure tastes like it when you eat at Phat Daddy’s
Gourmet Thin Crust pizza, prepared in front of you and cooked in our 900-degree wood fired oven. Try an array of toppings, combinations, and fresh salads.
Our Bourbon and Rye whiskeys are 100% Kentucky made, crafted to create a unique drinking experience. We produced our first barrel the same way we will produce every barrel: from our own mix of carefully selected grains, the mash fermented at ideal temperatures to preserve exactly the flavors and aromas we’re aiming for, then distilled without compromise. Rabbit Hole Distillery is at the city’s creative heart, the NULU district, the nexus of old and new, where artists and entrepreneurs pursue their vision without budgeting for regret. We could be nowhere else.
The rebel yell is one of the enduring legends of the War Between the States. Just as the rebel yell’s heritage remains true, so does that of its namesake, Rebel Yell® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. An authentic wheated bourbon, Rebel Yell has been made according to its original time-honored recipe since 1849.
RIVER ROAD BBQ
BBQ, BBQ, BBQ. Whatever is your style, River Road BBQ – a Louisville staple – has you covered. Mouth watering beef brisket, pork, ribs, chicken, sausages, house made BBQ sauce – even BBQ tacos. This place delivers the goods…
ROCK HILL FARMS
Seductive aromatic notes of toasted walnut, dried red fruits, spice, cocoa and marshmallow. Flavors of dark chocolate, chocolate covered almond, coffee, tobacco and dark caramel. The finish is smooth, silky, toffee sweet and honeyed.
Southern Comfort was created in 1874 by a bartender who believed whiskey should be enjoyed, not endured. He took harsh whiskeys of the time and mixed them with his own blend of fruits and spices, creating a uniquely smooth and delicious drink unlike any other.
SPICY PIE PIZZA
In a field far far away……Spicy Pie set up a restaurant and the music began to play. Happy, gnarly, hot and spicy….
THE BIG CHEESY
Gourmet Grilled Cheese at it’s finest! From a classic bacon and cheddar, or caprese, to a Bourbon Street brie with triple cream brie, pralines, basil and balsamic glaze.
TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is America’s Original Craft Vodka. In 1995, Bert “Tito” Beveridge obtained the first legal permit to distill in Texas and created Tito’s Handmade Vodka. We batch distill our corn-based vodka using old-fashioned pot stills and the vodka is naturally Gluten-Free. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is distilled and bottled by Fifth Generation Inc. in Austin, Texas on the very same land where the whole venture started.
Bringing you authentic Tex Mex to Kentucky, Food is prepared fresh and ready to satisfy. From the rich, smoky taste of our steaks, baby back ribs, chicken, seafood, and burgers grilled over a real Mesquite log fire to the zing of our original-recipe Tex-Mex spiced burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, enchiladas and quesadillas, there’s something sure to please every appetite.
UNCLE NEAREST WHISKEY
…of the best whiskey maker the world never knew.
Way back in LYNCHBURG, TENNESSEE, the name Nearest Green has always meant something special. His birth name was Nathan Green, but his family and friends called him Uncle Nearest. No one actually knows how he obtained that nickname, so we assume he was the “nearest and dearest” to so many who came in contact with him.
Hailing from Maryland, one of the original capitals of whiskey making in the United States, we don’t know how or when Uncle Nearest made his way southwest to Tennessee. What we can confirm is he is the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States and thought to be responsible for helping perfect the Lincoln County Process, a requirement in being categorized as Tennessee Whiskey.
It should be noted that a 2004 book misspelled Nearest as “Nearis,” based on an incorrect spelling on the 1880 census. His name has always been and will always be Nathan “Nearest” Green—or to those who knew him best, Uncle Nearest. Now, it’s up to each of us to share his story and to make sure he’s given his due respect. Will you join us? Cheers!
W. L. WELLER
The Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange color. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails.
Chef Edward Lee and Stacie Stewart bring you their vision of a whiskey and burger bar. Stylish, fun and approachable, Whiskey Dry is devoted to bringing together the love of all things whiskey, from the artwork to the cuisine to the cutting edge selections that range from the best Japanese Whiskeys to traditional Scotch and the vast world of Bourbons. What better way to enjoy a hand-crafted burger than to pair it with an artisan bourbon or original cocktail in a room devoted to the history and lore of all things whiskey right in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky.
Founded in 2008, WhistlePig is the premier aged Rye Whiskey, featuring the bold and often untapped flavor of rye. WhistlePig is leading a surge of innovation in the emerging field of North American whiskey. As the most decorated Rye Whiskey – having received the coveted ‘Best In Show Whiskey’ title from the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition– WhistlePig is widely viewed as the world’s finest Rye. With the opening of its distillery on its 500-acre Vermont farm in the fall of 2015, WhistlePig has also become one of the leading farm-to-bottle Rye Whiskeys in the world.
We believe that being true to who you are is what counts in life, even if that means standing out. We say what we really think and embrace who we are, and it shows in our bourbon. Wild Turkey is bold, spicy and different—the way it’s meant to be made.
The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. The perfectly balanced taste of our Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes.